Friday, July 11, 2014 APTA State Policy and Payment Forum Registration Now Open The big state issues that directly affect physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs)—copay legislation, health care reform implementation, scope of practice, dry needling, and much more—will be front and center at the 2014 APTA State Policy and Payment Forum. Registrations are now open for this important members-only gathering, to be held September 13 – 15 at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle, Washington. The forum is designed to increase PT and PTA involvement in and knowledge of state legislative and payment issues that have an impact on the practice of physical therapy, and to improve legislative, regulatory, and payment advocacy efforts at the state level. In addition to presentations on current advocacy efforts in the states, the Forum will include a case study on state legislation allowing PTs to ordering imaging, a session on infringement from other providers, and 2 luncheon speakers: Washington State Rep Laurie Jenkins and Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, director of health care innovation and value Initiative at the Brookings Institution. Registration is online-only—no onsite registrations will be offered. Visit the Forum registration page to sign up and learn more about the forum.